Ballerina Laurel Martyn was born on July 23, 1916.
Silent film actress Aileen Pringle was born July 23, 1895.
English actor Michael Wilding was born July 23, 1912.
Most famous for his noir detective stories featuring Philip Marlowe, writer Raymond Chandler was born on July 23, 1888.
Anna Jagellonica, Queen of Germany, Bohemia, and Hungary and Archduchess of Austria as the wife of King Ferdinand I (later Holy Roman Emperor) was born on July 23, 1503.
July 22nd is Approximate Pi Day (i.e. 22/7 = 3.14 or approximately π).
While we wait for tomorrow’s full moon, it sounds like a wonderful opportunity to eat approximately an entire pie, and make a list of your favorite spoonerisms.
Don’t fool around with electricity.
Italian tightrope walker Maria Spelterini became the first and only woman to cross the Niagara gorge on a tightrope. Her first crossing was on July 8, 1876 as part of a U.S. Centennial celebration, and crossed again on July 12th, 19th, and 22nd, backwards with a paper bag over her head and wearing peach baskets on her feet, blindfolded, and with her ankles and wrists manacled respectively.
English Professor William Archibald Spooner was born on July 22, 1844. He is most remembered for mixing up words with often comedic results. His signature turns of phrase are known as spoonerisms.
July 22nd is the Christian feast day of Mary Magdalene.